Ronaldo, Carvajal return to Real Madrid training

Real Madrid’s chances of capturing a third Champions League crown on the bounce have been given a massive boost 10 days ahead of the final against Liverpool.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Dani Carvajal both returned to first-team training on Tuesday, ensuring Los Blancos boss Zinedine Zidane will have a full squad for the continental finale, barring additional injuries.

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Ronaldo, the Champions League’s leading scorer, missed out on Real’s last two La Liga outings versus Sevilla and Celta Vigo with an ankle concern sustained in the El Clasico draw with Barcelona.

While Ronaldo’s participation in the May 26 final was hardly in doubt, Carvajal’s return from a hamstring complaint was in question after the 26-year-old right-back missed the last five matches, including the second leg of the semi-final against Bayern Munich. Without the Spaniard at full-back, attacker Lucas Vazquez struggled to deputise for his countryman.